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2021-04-21 5:19:38 AM  
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2021-04-21 5:36:09 AM  
Their new case rate has leveled off. Against the y-axis
 
2021-04-21 6:03:45 AM  
But I hear most cases are asymptotematic.
 
2021-04-21 6:05:38 AM  
This is how we get the variant that kicks our ass this winter. :-/ I work with a lot of people in India. TBH I'm surprised it's taken this long for this kind of growth.
 
2021-04-21 7:12:29 AM  
We will never be able to keep up with this.  The variants will overwhelm us.  I blame everybody but myself.
 
2021-04-21 7:37:08 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: We will never be able to keep up with this.  The variants will overwhelm us.  I blame everybody but myself.


no worries, somebody, somewhere blames you.
 
2021-04-21 7:37:16 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: We will never be able to keep up with this.  The variants will overwhelm us.  I blame everybody but myself.


So far there is no indication any of the variants are able to beat the vaccines in a meaningful way, nor that new variants can't be stopped with minor adjustments.

Unless I missed something recently.
 
2021-04-21 7:37:52 AM  
250k new cases per day. Holy shart.
 
2021-04-21 7:38:17 AM  

Salmon: The Googles Do Nothing: We will never be able to keep up with this.  The variants will overwhelm us.  I blame everybody but myself.

no worries, somebody, somewhere blames you.


It's me, it's me!
 
2021-04-21 7:38:20 AM  
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2021-04-21 7:40:05 AM  

dukeblue219: The Googles Do Nothing: We will never be able to keep up with this.  The variants will overwhelm us.  I blame everybody but myself.

So far there is no indication any of the variants are able to beat the vaccines in a meaningful way, nor that new variants can't be stopped with minor adjustments.

Unless I missed something recently.


You missed the development, testing, production, accreditation and distribution of those 'minor adjustments'. Aka the whole scientific process.

But aside from that, you are right, not a biggie.
 
2021-04-21 7:41:38 AM  
Btw, I just opened my curtains  and IT'S FARKING POURING DOWN SNOW OUT THERE!!! In Pittsburgh. A week and a half before May 1.
 
2021-04-21 7:42:55 AM  

dukeblue219: The Googles Do Nothing: We will never be able to keep up with this.  The variants will overwhelm us.  I blame everybody but myself.

So far there is no indication any of the variants are able to beat the vaccines in a meaningful way, nor that new variants can't be stopped with minor adjustments.

Unless I missed something recently.


Texas  variant emerged this week that has diminished response to antibodies.
 
2021-04-21 7:43:52 AM  
This Democrat hoax to sabotage the illustrious presidency of Donald JOHN NOT HUSSEIN Trump is getting out of hand.
 
2021-04-21 7:46:46 AM  
This sucks really, a lot of the folks I support for work are in India. Always telling them to be safe when we end our conversations. It used to be the other way around and they would tell me the same thing knowing I'm here in the U.S.
 
2021-04-21 7:46:58 AM  
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2021-04-21 7:47:29 AM  
what took them so long?

I don't mean to be callous, but genuinely asking how one of the most populous countries on Earth wasn't like this a year ago? Kudos for fighting it off until now, I guess?
 
2021-04-21 7:47:31 AM  

lindalouwho: Btw, I just opened my curtains  and IT'S FARKING POURING DOWN SNOW OUT THERE!!! In Pittsburgh. A week and a half before May 1.


So? It's Pittsburgh. There's always at least one round of snow in April and sometimes there's even one in May.
 
2021-04-21 7:47:47 AM  

Rapmaster2000: This Democrat hoax to sabotage the illustrious presidency of Donald JOHN NOT HUSSEIN Trump is getting out of hand.


Emboldened, they dare to take out Modi now
 
2021-04-21 7:47:49 AM  
I blame the call centers.
 
2021-04-21 7:50:33 AM  

puffy999: But I hear most cases are asymptotematic.


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2021-04-21 7:54:27 AM  

havocmike: what took them so long?

I don't mean to be callous, but genuinely asking how one of the most populous countries on Earth wasn't like this a year ago? Kudos for fighting it off until now, I guess?


The article gets into some of the issues with under reporting and I guess there's always going to be some fog of war problems in a country that enormous.

Historians still argue about how many people the Spanish Flu killed, so it'll never be set in stone.
 
2021-04-21 7:55:07 AM  

Artcurus: dukeblue219: The Googles Do Nothing: We will never be able to keep up with this.  The variants will overwhelm us.  I blame everybody but myself.

So far there is no indication any of the variants are able to beat the vaccines in a meaningful way, nor that new variants can't be stopped with minor adjustments.

Unless I missed something recently.

Texas  variant emerged this week that has diminished response to antibodies.


I hate this state.
 
2021-04-21 7:55:46 AM  

outtatowner: You missed the development, testing, production, accreditation and distribution of those 'minor adjustments'. Aka the whole scientific process.


Do the different flu vaccines used each year each have to go through full clinical testing?
 
2021-04-21 7:55:52 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: We will never be able to keep up with this.  The variants will overwhelm us.  I blame everybody but myself.


The messenger RNA vaccine technology it's very adaptable. We will be able to keep up with variants.  This scenario of having to get booster shots every 6 to 9 months is looking realistic though.
 
2021-04-21 7:57:10 AM  
Everyone: we need to flatten the curve!

India: on which axis?
 
2021-04-21 7:58:26 AM  

lindalouwho: Btw, I just opened my curtains  and IT'S FARKING POURING DOWN SNOW OUT THERE!!! In Pittsburgh. A week and a half before May 1.


It's not pouring here, but it snowed in Dayton too. It's weird.
 
2021-04-21 7:58:36 AM  
Crap, crap, crap, crap.
 
2021-04-21 7:58:40 AM  

orbister: outtatowner: You missed the development, testing, production, accreditation and distribution of those 'minor adjustments'. Aka the whole scientific process.

Do the different flu vaccines used each year each have to go through full clinical testing?


Yes
 
2021-04-21 7:59:09 AM  

dukeblue219: The Googles Do Nothing: We will never be able to keep up with this.  The variants will overwhelm us.  I blame everybody but myself.

So far there is no indication any of the variants are able to beat the vaccines in a meaningful way, nor that new variants can't be stopped with minor adjustments.

Unless I missed something recently.


You didn't
 
2021-04-21 7:59:36 AM  

greentea1985: lindalouwho: Btw, I just opened my curtains  and IT'S FARKING POURING DOWN SNOW OUT THERE!!! In Pittsburgh. A week and a half before May 1.

So? It's Pittsburgh. There's always at least one round of snow in April and sometimes there's even one in May.


Oh aren't you in a mood!
 
2021-04-21 8:00:07 AM  

dukeblue219: The Googles Do Nothing: We will never be able to keep up with this.  The variants will overwhelm us.  I blame everybody but myself.

So far there is no indication any of the variants are able to beat the vaccines in a meaningful way, nor that new variants can't be stopped with minor adjustments.

Unless I missed something recently.


Pretty sure that real world data indicates that all of the vaccines are less effective against the South African variant, but there aren't enough data points yet to accurately say just how much less effective it is.
 
2021-04-21 8:01:29 AM  

havocmike: what took them so long?

I don't mean to be callous, but genuinely asking how one of the most populous countries on Earth wasn't like this a year ago? Kudos for fighting it off until now, I guess?


About a month or two ago I was a reading some articles expressing genuine puzzlement in the scientific community as to why India had not been hit harder. Nobody really knew, but some speculated that it's because the population there skews younger than in western countries. Some of the new variants are hitting young people more than the original.  That may be the reason why it's spiking now.
 
2021-04-21 8:02:19 AM  
Bolsonaro: Challenge accepted!
 
2021-04-21 8:02:26 AM  

LucySnowe: lindalouwho: Btw, I just opened my curtains  and IT'S FARKING POURING DOWN SNOW OUT THERE!!! In Pittsburgh. A week and a half before May 1.

It's not pouring here, but it snowed in Dayton too. It's weird.


Damn, username most definitely checks out.
It's not unheard of, but I've lived here almost my whole life and it doesn't happen that often. March is another story.
 
2021-04-21 8:02:56 AM  

orbister: outtatowner: You missed the development, testing, production, accreditation and distribution of those 'minor adjustments'. Aka the whole scientific process.

Do the different flu vaccines used each year each have to go through full clinical testing?


No
 
2021-04-21 8:03:13 AM  

lindalouwho: Btw, I just opened my curtains  and IT'S FARKING POURING DOWN SNOW OUT THERE!!! In Pittsburgh. A week and a half before May 1.


Should I skip work?
 
2021-04-21 8:04:03 AM  

theguyyousaw: lindalouwho: Btw, I just opened my curtains  and IT'S FARKING POURING DOWN SNOW OUT THERE!!! In Pittsburgh. A week and a half before May 1.

Should I skip work?


If you can reasonably ask that question then the answer is yes.
 
2021-04-21 8:04:56 AM  
I wonder if the practice of open pyres next to Ganges tributaries is also contributing to the spread. Perhaps that's been stopped by local decrees.
 
2021-04-21 8:06:59 AM  

havocmike: what took them so long?

I don't mean to be callous, but genuinely asking how one of the most populous countries on Earth wasn't like this a year ago? Kudos for fighting it off until now, I guess?


A lot of articles were written at the end of the winter about this - mortality rates in third-world countries have been well below western countries. While there is likely under reporting occurring, it doesn't fully explain it (if India had the same mortality rate of the U.S., they simply couldn't hide that many bodies). Long and short of it is that nobody really knows what's going on.
 
2021-04-21 8:09:01 AM  

theguyyousaw: lindalouwho: Btw, I just opened my curtains  and IT'S FARKING POURING DOWN SNOW OUT THERE!!! In Pittsburgh. A week and a half before May 1.

Should I skip work?


If you can, hell yeah! Wait. As long as it's also snowing in Johnstown, I should add.
 
2021-04-21 8:12:23 AM  
They were being mathematically diligent--cutting edge, in fact, when they expressed cases using the square root of negative 1 as the multiplier. Imaginary numbers are very useful. Until they're not.
 
2021-04-21 8:12:42 AM  

lindalouwho: LucySnowe: lindalouwho: Btw, I just opened my curtains  and IT'S FARKING POURING DOWN SNOW OUT THERE!!! In Pittsburgh. A week and a half before May 1.

It's not pouring here, but it snowed in Dayton too. It's weird.

Damn, username most definitely checks out.
It's not unheard of, but I've lived here almost my whole life and it doesn't happen that often. March is another story.


Bahaha. She's actually a Bronte character. The weird thing about ours is that it was 50s and sunny yesterday and it'll be cloudy tomorrow, but back to 50s. It just seemed to come out of nowhere.
 
2021-04-21 8:16:27 AM  
I guy I work w/ in Bangalore just got diagnosed and is quarantining.  What really is concerning is that he had to wait 4-5 days to get a test so that crazy spike might be a lot worse.

/ He's young and only has mild symptoms
// He's also worried out of his mind it will get worse
/// Hospitals are full and there's almost no oxygen available
 
2021-04-21 8:17:52 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: We will never be able to keep up with this.  The variants will overwhelm us.  I blame everybody but myself.


It's a bit early to say that. The vaccination rate in India is only 1.3%.

In Israel, where the vaccination rate is 55%, the 7 day average is down to 150 - the lowest since last spring. This winter it was over 8,000.

And then, countries like Taiwan beat COVID without a vaccine.

That's really the take away of this pandemic. It's incredible that we were able to produce a vaccine and begin mass injections in about 12 months, but we didn't need that scientific miracle.
 
2021-04-21 8:18:02 AM  

Somacandra: I wonder if the practice of open pyres next to Ganges tributaries is also contributing to the spread. Perhaps that's been stopped by local decrees.


Nah
 
2021-04-21 8:23:36 AM  

AnyName: I guy I work w/ in Bangalore just got diagnosed and is quarantining.  What really is concerning is that he had to wait 4-5 days to get a test so that crazy spike might be a lot worse.

/ He's young and only has mild symptoms
// He's also worried out of his mind it will get worse
/// Hospitals are full and there's almost no oxygen available


Welcome to America.

The last time I got a COVID test at a state-run testing site, it took 6 days to get the results back.
 
2021-04-21 8:30:08 AM  

thornhill: And then, countries islands like Taiwan beat COVID without a vaccine.


FTFY.

Not that we couldn't have mitigated this thing WAY down with even half-assed leadership, and saved hundreds of thousands of lives while the vaccines were being invented, but landlocked nations everywhere got overran. Once it started burning its way through Europe, only a 90-day, coordinated planetary lockdown could have stopped this thing. Which is what we should have done, but herding 7 billion cats is a biatch.
 
2021-04-21 8:30:41 AM  

thornhill: And then, countries like Taiwan beat COVID without a vaccine.


But countries that beat covid without a vaccine had 100% mandatory mask compliance, and took their lockdowns and quarantines very, very seriously. Legally seriously. Like fining one guy thousands of dollars for sticking his head out of the quarantine hotel room door to look around.

We're too rugged individualistic, and a large portion of us do not give a shiat about anyone who isn't themselves. It would never work here in the US.
 
2021-04-21 8:30:51 AM  

odinsposse: theguyyousaw: lindalouwho: Btw, I just opened my curtains  and IT'S FARKING POURING DOWN SNOW OUT THERE!!! In Pittsburgh. A week and a half before May 1.

Should I skip work?

If you can reasonably ask that question then the answer is yes.


Which means of course that work will expect you to be there.
 
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